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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Program

The B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, The Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with an option for the student to concentrate on Mechanical or Manufacturing Technology. Students graduating from this program can pursue a professional engineering (P.E.) license.


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Mechanical Engineering Technology at Central Washington University

Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) is the profession in which knowledge of applied mathematical and natural sciences, coupled with principles of technology gained by study and laboratory activity, is used to implement technological advances. The MET student is involved with the following three broad categories of study: energy, structures and motion in mechanical systems and manufacturing. The energy field involves the production and transfer of energy and the conversion of one form of energy to another. Specific areas include energy generating power plants, gas turbine and rocket engines, auto and diesel cycle power plants, refrigeration and air conditioning, solar and wind energy production and laser applications. Professionals involved with structures and motion in mechanical systems are often designers of mechanical systems, work in metallurgical laboratories, space vehicles, as well as the more common devices and products. Professionals working in the manufacturing sector are involved with production planning, tool design, numerically controlled machine programming, quality assurance, and the development of new high volume production systems. In addition, some MET professionals are involved with quality control, project management, purchasing and field service. Mechanical engineering technology is the broadest of all of the engineering technology fields.

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MET Program Educational Objectives

(Ratified 2017-May IAB)
1.  MET graduates will perform effectively within their chosen work environments and will enhance their professional skills through continuing professional development.

2.  MET alumni will demonstrate responsible citizenship by participating in professional organizations and community engagement.


Student Outcomes (ABET Criterion 3 B)

a. an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
d. an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
e. an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
f. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
g. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
h. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
i. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
j. a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
k. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Program Outcomes (ABET Program Criteria)

a. geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; computer aided drafting and design; and a basic
knowledge and familiarity with industry codes, specifications, and standards;
b. selection, set-up, and calibration of instrumentation and the preparation of laboratory
reports and systems documentation associated with the development, installation, or
maintenance of mechanical components and systems;
c. basic engineering mechanics.
d. differential and integral calculus;
e. manufacturing processes; material science and selection; solid mechanics (such as statics,
dynamics, strength of materials, etc.) and mechanical system design;
f. thermal sciences, such as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, etc.;
g. electrical circuits (ac and dc), and electronic controls; and
h. application of industry codes, specifications, and standards; and using technical
communications, oral and written, typical of those required to prepare and present
proposals, reports, and specifications.


Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic yearEnrollmentBS Degrees Awarded
2015 - 201612835
2014 - 201510326
2013 - 20148821
2012 - 20138521
2011 - 20127510
2010 - 20116012


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